A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Kearsarge North

October 11, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Monday we hiked Kearsarge North with Dan, a former colleague of Tyson’s. It wasn’t a strenuous nail biting adventure, just a good old fun hike. We got there early (pretty amazing for us). The trail was worn ten feet wide gnarly roots and bare dirt. That sort of abuse only happens on popular trails. So […]

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Caps Ridge Trail

October 9, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson wanted to get out and hike this weekend. He wanted something with views, but not too long since he hasn’t been hiking or biking recently. So he picked the Caps Ridge Trail up to Mount Jefferson. That trail is on the Terrifying Twenty Five list because of some rock scrambling. It is the shortest […]

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Emilie – WFA

October 2, 2021
Emilie Phillips

I took my wilderness first aid refresher this weekend. My biggest achievement was not freezing. It’s held in a marginally heated building, plus we generally spend time outside. I wore long underwear and my thickest wool sweater. The instructor was nice enough to not make us do scenarios outside while it was raining. But we […]

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Straight Bay

August 21, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Saturday we planned to avoid the main rapids and instead get a free ride on the current into Straight Bay, or if more ambitious, Whiting Bay. [more…]

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Ice cream from Hampton Airport

September 25, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson got the Bearhawk back together and flying. He will make a separate post about his three month effort to upgrade the avionics and engine monitoring. To celebrate, we flew to Hampton to get afternoon ice cream on the coast. I flew my RV4 and Tyson and Isaac took the Bearhawk with three full size […]

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Firewood

September 18, 2021
Emilie Phillips

I learned this weekend that cutting, splitting and stacking all our firewood in one weekend is not a good idea. The first hint was the blisters on my hands Saturday. Calluses take time and repetition to grow. The next hint was my sore muscles Sunday morning. Muscles take time and repetition to grow. The third […]

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Cobscook practice day

August 20, 2021
Emilie Phillips

After getting up early and challenging fog and whirlpools on Thursday, we took a lower key day Friday. We got a lazy start after most of the fog had burned off and paddled straight across the bay to Eastport. Our goal was the gravel bar between Mathews and Sumac island, both conservation land. There we […]

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